Strong winds on Sunday ripped through the DC region

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Strong winds on Sunday ripped through the DC region, possibly causing a partial building collapse in Northeast, according to officials. 
 
The brick building, located at the intersection of Fenwick and Gallaudet streets just off of New York Avenue, is under construction and being converted from an old tomato packing plant. 
 
"We sent our dog in there just as a precaution to make sure that no one was trapped," said Doug Buchanan with D.C. Fire and EMS. "Luckily, no one was inside."
 
Part of a wall crumbled in the collapse, leaving a gaping hole in the building, splintering a power line and crushing the rear of a parked car.
 
As of late Sunday night, Fenwick Street around the building was blocked off by barriers and fencing due to concern about the stability of the structure.
 
It wasn't the only damage caused by Mother Nature this weekend.
 
Two large trees toppled at the National Zoo Sunday afternoon, blocking a road.
 
On Saturday, another massive tree went down in a Northwest neighborhood crushing a parked truck.
 
The tree blocked Yuma Street near 36th Street for hours, also taking down power lines. 
 
The couple who owns the truck said they were just about to trade it in. They said they realize how much worse it could have been especially because the area where the tree fell is near a school.
 
"That's where parents do pick-ups and drops offs," said Rita Powell. "So I'm just thankful it happened on a Saturday and not during pick-ups and drop-offs during the school week."
 
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